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Apple publicly confirm ‘call’ issues: solution? buy a case

KitGuru reported yesterday on the issues that many people were experiencing with the iPhone 4. Today Apple have confirmed that there are indeed problems with the phone which can cause call related problems, linked to pickup reception. The problems occur when the user touches two seams of the antenna band …

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Zotac GTX 480 AMP! Graphics Card review

A few weeks ago we reviewed the GTX480 and walked away with generally favourable feelings – after all there was no doubting the astonishing tessellation performance and frame rate prowess with all of the leading game engines. We did however have reservations as it was running at a shade under …

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Apple iPhone 4 – hardware issues already

KitGuru has been reporting on the phenomenal iPhone 4 sales recently and yesterday we trawled the net for reviews – which were incredibly positive. Today the iPhone is released in the United Kingdom however there have been calls of complaint regarding screen issues and call performance related problems – it …

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Bing v Google – the war ramps up

Microsoft are ramping up their attack on Google to try and persuade people that their search engine is a strong and viable alternative. Yesterday they released a wealth of new features which aim to turn Bing into more than just a simple search engine. Bing has been enhanced to offer …

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Brian May confirms Guitar Hero Queen

Well it was a long time coming but it appears that Queen guitarist Brian May has confirmed an upcoming release of Guitar Hero Queen. The legendary, multi faceted musician has been one of the world’s leading rock guitarists for many decades and it is good to see a British band …

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MSI Wind U135DX – svelte

MSI have silently slipped out another new netbook called the U135DX. The machine pictured below is finished with a rather attractive red accent along the front and behind the keyboard. They also offer the machine in other colours, such as blue and white, pink and silver – all of which …

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ATI to fix VLC player hardware support

We carried a story earlier today regarding video acceleration for VLC Player 1.1 and the fact that it is currently only supported with nVidia drivers. Videolan the developers of VLC player stated ““it is quite sad to be forced to recommend NVIDIA GPU, until ATI fixes their drivers on Windows, …

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Innergie Mcube Lite review – universal charger

KitGuru recently received a cool gadget at our offices – the Innergie MCube Lite Ultra Slim Universal Power Adaptor. This little device works as a universal power adapter for a variety of laptop systems as well as offering a USB output to power your portable devices. Ultra Slim & Light …

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64GB SSD: Can you live with it?

Through all the high-end performance testing with dual SSD drives in RAID formation, and the ultra-high capacity, ultra high-speed  drives like the 240GB OCZ Vertex 2 weighing in around £590, KitGuru wanted to know how a plain and simple 64GB Crucial drive could impact every day performance. You know, quality …

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Strong Sony movement toward AMD?

Sony Centre ready for AMD

Funny thing about technology journalism. No one talks about a topic and it’s not in the public domain. You then do a story and suddenly you’re inundated with new information. That happened over the weekend, during our server move (yes, we know, KitGuru works overtime, Saturdays, Sundays and during the …

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Steelseries Starcraft II gear launched

Steelseries today have announced the release of their range of limited edition Starcraft II branded gaming peripherals. If you are a strategy gamer, then these are sure to appeal! The SteelSeries Zboard Limited Edition StarCraft II gaming keyboard offers players the ultimate gaming tool as they are reunited with old …

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OCZ Vertex 2 100GB SSD Review

As SSDs continue to grow in popularity and more users realise their value, companies are releasing a staggering array of drives to market. Months ago OCZ released the Vertex 2 Pro, an enterprise class product which delivered staggering performance. This was followed shortly afterwards by the OCZ Vertex LE, part …

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KitGuru server changeover

Hello everyone! The KitGuru team just wanted to let you all know that if you are reading this, you are successfully viewing the front page hosted on our new server. We will be publishing information on our new host and server configuration in the near future and we thank you …

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Understanding the different UPS systems

There are many UPS systems available to the home and business consumer … however many people aren’t aware of the differences. It is very common for even an experienced enthusiast to be confused over the different UPS styles or even be unaware of their existence. Additionally, a large percentage believe …

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Best TV theme tune ever?

As a kid growing up in the UK, you were limited to less than a handful of TV channels. As a nation, we developed a strong part of our national identity sitting glued to the box from Friday night to Sunday evening. KitGuru eats some cheese from behind the oven …

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Zalman CNPS9900 Max – does anyone remember Zalman?

A decade back, as AMD finally started to crawl out of the shadow of Intel’s persistent domination of the desktop CPU space, KitGurus in long shorts with patches on their elbows started to experiment with this amazing concept called overclocking. Back in the day, a highly-sharpened HB was perfect for …

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AMD talk to KitGuru – BadCompany 2 fix is coming

This past Wednesday, AMD released Catalyst 10.6. We looked at video performance here and flash acceleration here. In our forums we have seen a few Crossfire users of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 complain about decreased performance in that game with Catalyst 10.6. So we went right to the source, to …

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HIS HD5550 Silence 1GB DDR3 Review

If you hate noise and want to build a media center then today’s product will be of particular interest – the HIS HD5550 Silence 1GB graphics card. At KitGuru we have focused recently on this market, covering several ATI and nVidia solutions as we know many of our readers are …

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Facebook rake in $800 million during 2009

Looking back it is hard to believe that Facebook was a social networking concept dreamed up by a couple of friends in a Harvard dorm back in 2004. Latest 2009 reports released show that the platform generated $800 revenue which is well beyond expected results.More importantly profits were also reasonably …

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A-DATA release USB 3.0 pendrives – 85MB/s

Have you always been annoyed with USB 2.0 pen drive performance? Is 35MB/s just not enough for your needs? Then fear ye not because A-Data have announced a new range of USB 3.0 flash drives for the performance hogs among you. A-DATA’s new N005 drives offer a reported 85-90MB/s on …

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Overclocking team hit 5.4ghz with Noctua’s NH-D14

Regular readers of KitGuru will already be aware how highly we rate the ND-D14 ‘Austrian Sandwich’ cooler from Noctua. We managed to hit 4.8ghz with both 655k and a 875k processors from Intel. We actually managed to get the 655k booting at 5ghz although stability wasn’t gained. Latest news in …

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NZXT Tempest EVO review

Today in the KitGuru labs we have the enthusiast grade steel mid tower Tempest EVO chassis from NZXT. This case has been designed with the focus on expandability offering E-ATX support which allows for compatibility with higher end graphics cards, power supplies and server boards while also allowing the installation …

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Opera 10.6b1 – stable and nippier

It seems everyone right now is in a browser ‘update’ mode, with Safari 5, Chrome 5 beta, 64bit Firefox beta and even demos of Internet Explorer 9 hitting the public domain. Opera 10.60 beta has been recently released which offers a slew of improvements when compared to the current 10.53 …

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Corsair 16Gb Flash Padlock 2

Hands up if you like Corsair. Yeah, don’t we all. You will be pleased to hear that they have just launched a new 16GB model within the Flash Padlock 2 line of secure USB flash drives. With 16GB of flash memory, the newest Padlock doubles the amount of storage when …

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Guru downtime and issues

Well here we are a month later and I just wanted to update our readers. When we opened in May we had hopes the site would get decent hits, but in all honesty our hit rate has exceeded anything we could have imagined. As such the site is often inaccessible …

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